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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-14-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Van Pelts?

We were closed for a much needed week of vacation a couple weeks ago. COVID has boosted the number of phone calls and orders over the last year and a half. Not just for us but for all the vintage car...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-11-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 4 Speed Leak Situation

Those shafts have a “push fit” as you slide them into the case from the rear, until you get to the last 1/2” inch or so. The shafts were machined with a slightly bigger diameter on the rear end so...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-06-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 906
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1936 Ford 1.5 ton 4 speed Transmission jumps out of 4th gear

Ford (and later on Borg Warner) never made or offered any alternate gears for those transmissions. The only gears ever made for that gearbox were the same from 1932-52 when they stopped making the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-24-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Help Identifying a Transmission.

Yes, of course that is very true. The photo was of the Sideloader version so my identification remarks were based on that. The toploader version existed from 1942-52. The sideloader version of the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-23-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Help Identifying a Transmission.

I think they may have begun offering the column shifter in 1950 models but the pickup truck experts can confirm that. The Ford F-1 pickup line ran from 1948 through 1952. The open drive Toploader...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Shoe Box OD Transmission

49-50 Ford OD transmissions in the convertible carried a modified mount for the overdrive solenoid. When Ford moved the rear support forward for 1951 the overall modification allowed them to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-15-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Shoe Box OD Transmission

The rear support mounting flange moved forward for 1951 and the spacing for the two bolt holes opened up a bit to an even 6” center to center. The overall length of the 49-51 transmissions remained...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Shoebox Overdrive Governors

Except for the early Lincoln overdrives (1940-48) all of the Ford based Borg Warner OD governors used the single terminal governor unit. I don’t know exactly what year the change occurred but they...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-21-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,165
Posted By Mac VP
Re: I'm a turncoat...

The Hornet is absolutely beautiful! I own one of its later descendants (OT 73 hatchback). Your new set of wheels is just stunning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Speedo drive gear

Do you have the B-17290 thrust washer fitted in there between the roller bearing and the speedo gear?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 49 wagon clutch size

They would have had the regular 9.5” clutch but 10” was optional. In either case, both had the 1” x 10 spline hub in the disc. They never came with an 11” clutch……that would have been overkill, and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1933 transmission tower plunger

Frank, we have the instructions for putting the shifter forks into neutral…..and for setting the gears into neutral……on our website. The first link is for setting the shifter forks & rails. The...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2021, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 49 trans.

There’s no difference and they are totally interchangeable. The 49-50 convertibles used a special adapter for the solenoid to allow it to clear the frame but even the basic overdrive transmission is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-07-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1933 transmission tower plunger

The plungers are hollow and their tips will wear…..sometimes all the way through. Your comment above makes me ask, what problem are you chasing that you’re hoping this question would help you resolve?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-06-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,359
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1933 transmission tower plunger

All 32-38 shifter housings used the single spring/two plungers detent system, and they’re located between the two shifter rails. The plug in the side of the housing is merely to provide an access...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Identifying a 39 Tranny

This link will fill you in for most of the details:

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/flathead_transID_3speed.htm
Forum: Early V8 06-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By Mac VP
39 Transmission with LZ gears - SOLD !

SOLD! A fresh rebuild from our shop. This has the 18-26 Lincoln Zephyr close ratio gearset and late style synchro assy in a closed drive 78 series case. Double detent 81A shifter housing. Unit...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1950 Ford Overdrive problem

I had one several years ago like that….. I had to take an abrasive cutoff wheel to it and cut it apart. That old Borg Warner steel is/was damn hard stuff.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-21-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1950 Ford Overdrive problem

I assume you were able to remove the outer housing by itself, with the output shaft and ring gear remaining in place at the back of the transmission. If so, normally you can simply pull it off with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Anything for a cluster gear

Usable transmission? Define that. A good used case, shifter tower with the forks you want, and all gears in good condition? I’d say more like 1 in 10 odds. Of course, we’re happy to end up with...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By Mac VP
Anything for a cluster gear

We’re currently out of the reproduction cluster gears. I had an urgent need for a good used original 28 tooth cluster gear, so today I attacked our pile of core transmissions to try to strike gold....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-23-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Mac VP
Re: R-10 OD Governor?

Thank you for updating the thread on the solution. This is generally one of my first pieces of advice for non-functioning overdrive issues. It’s pretty easy to do, yet people tend to focus on one of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-18-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Mac VP
Re: 1933 Ford gearbox

The clutch release arm changed between 32 and 33, but the arm could be swapped over from one to the other.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 05-09-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By Mac VP
Re: Borg Warner overdrive cable throw position

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/FH_images/Trans%20parts%20pics/VP-7689K-lockoutboltkit.jpgHere’s the hardware kit. It also appears that the lever you created is pretty short in length. Is your...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-08-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mac VP
Re: mailing water pumps for rebuilding

Yeah, styrofoam peanuts are mostly only good for shipping more foam peanuts. They always allow heavy pieces to shift around in the carton. Plus they’re a mess to deal with upon opening up the...
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